2 killed in shootings on I-40 in Oklahoma


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CADDO COUNTY, Okla. — A suspect shot into multiple cars overnight along Interstate 40 in Oklahoma — killing two people in two different vehicles — before being apprehended after a 14-mile chase, a sheriff said.

The first indication of trouble came in a call shortly before midnight (1 a.m. ET Thursday) to authorities in Caddo County about a possible road-rage incident along I-40. Another call came in shortly after the first about a car-to-car shooting, Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples told CNN.

According to the sheriff, authorities later determined that someone in a vehicle struck in this incident was fatally wounded.

Separately, police in Weatherford, Okla., found a different bullet-ridden vehicle on the shoulder of the same road. Inside, a woman’s body was found with gunshot wounds. Peoples said authorities later determined that her death was related to the other incident.

The shooter also fired into several other vehicles, though Peoples said no one else was hurt.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol eventually tracked down the suspect further west along I-40 in Clinton, Okla. After a 14-mile chase, the suspect finally stopped his car, surrendered and was taken into custody just before 1 a.m., Peoples said.

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